INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

Eagle Condor is a Salt Lake City based humanitarian organization that works with low-income communities in South America. Eagle Condor’s programs are grassroots focused and multidimensional, partnering with local and community based projects serving disadvantaged youth, women, and families. Due to the multifaceted causes of poverty, Eagle Condor’s programs are centered on the 4 pillars of self reliance: Education, Health/Nutrition, Infrastructure, and Business Development. Eagle Condor’s mission is to bridge cultures by empowering youth and families by providing opportunities for self-reliance.

In Cajamarca, ECH partners with a U.S. doctor to run a drop-in center for 40-60 at risk youth in the community, called El Bichito. Located in the small town of Pulyucana, in the province of Cajamarca. 

In Piura, ECH works in communities within this region in collaboration with The Piura Regional Government. It is a city in northwestern Peru and is the capital of the Piura Region and the Piura Province.  The population is approximately 400,000. 


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

In Cajamarca, interns help cook and serve the daily meal, provide skill training, classes in literacy, hygiene, and/or critical thinking as well as help students establish and keep goals related to their personal, academic, and professional progress. In addition interns teach Self-Reliant Business classes, or English classes, to adults 2-3 evenings.

In Piura, intern duties range from working with grassroots businesses to helping with community projects to creating contacts with the local government and universities.